Centre transfers number of CBI officials ‘in public interest’

The Centre has transferred a number of CBI officers ‘in public interest’. Deputy Superintendent of Police AK Bassi has been posted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Port Blair in the Andaman Islands and asked to join his new post immediately in “public interest”, while Additional Superintendent of Police SS Gurm has been transferred to Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The other officers who have been transferred are Deputy Inspectors General Manish Kumar Sinha, Tarun Gauba, Jasbir Singh, Anish Prasad, KR Chaurasia, Amit Kumar, and senior officers Ram Gopal, Satish Dagar, Arun Kumar Sharma, A Sai Manohar and V Murugesan. According to reports, Bassi is considered a close aide of the agency’s Director Alok Verma.CBI Deputy Inspector General Tarun Gauba, Superintendent of Police Satish Dagar and Joint Director V Murugesan will investigate charges against Asthana.

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